Presentation slides revealing key details of the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active have emerged online, revealing nearly everything there is to know about the handset. Live photos of the handset (see above) had gotten leaked earlier this week, so the new batch helps provide a complete picture.
As per the Weibo-sourced slides, the Galaxy S8 Active is set to ditch the original’s curved screen in favor of a flat one. This isn’t a surprise since the latter’s glass can shatter easily and the Active lineup has always focused on ruggedness over looks. The shatter-resistant Super AMOLED panel is expected to measure 5.8-inch and feature a resolution of 2960 x 1440p.
As for durability, Samsung might bless it with a military-grade body that sports bumpers all around. MIL-STD-810G standard protection will probably be one of its highlights, along with IP68 certification against water attacks.
Other than its toughness, the Galaxy S8 Active additionally differs from its counterpart in terms of battery life. The former appears to have a 4000mAh battery in its arsenal, as compared to the 3000mAh unit powering the older model.
Of course, all this ruggedness has come at the price of a thicker and heavier design. The Galaxy S8 Active may measure 152.14 x 74.9 x 9.9mm and weigh 207g. In comparison, the Galaxy S8 comes with dimensions of 148.9 x 68.1 x 8mm and a weight of 155g.
Other possible specs include 64GB of ROM, 4GB of RAM, a Snapdragon 835 processor, a 12MP rear camera, an 8MP selfie shooter, Bixby support, and Android 7.0 Nougat. The Galaxy S8 Active will probably be an AT&T-exclusive when it hits the US soon.